...gives historical report on the Smith School and environs in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood and it's role in the early education of African-Americans; evaluates it's architectural significance and offers visual documentation and short and long term recommendations for its rehabilitation; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Smith School for Colored Children (Boston, Mass.), 46 Joy Street, Boston (Mass.), African... Source: bplgovdocs
byMassachusetts Executive Committee of the Jamaica Plain Coalition to Stop
...documentation of the impact of buying, selling, owning and renting in "micro-neighborhoods" to understand the extent of change in qualitative and quantitative terms; the report examines findings of City Life and Legal Services Institute, three Jamaica Plain neighborhoods, Sumner Hill, St. Rose, and "Mozart Triangle", role of various public programs dealing with the displacement issue; included are specific recommendations for future policy initiatives and research; this... Topics: Displacement -- Massachusetts Boston Jamaica Plain, Gentrification -- Massachusetts Boston Jamaica... Source: bplgovdocs
...neighborhood study analyzing population factors in terms of age, race, household units, income, mobility; also discusses housing values, rent level, vacancy rates; compares housing and population characteristics (data is from 1950, 1960 and 1970 census); this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Socioeconomic Conditions -- Massachusetts Boston Jamaica Plain Analysis, Jamaica Plain (Boston,... Source: bplgovdocs
...detailed population and housing statistics from the 1990 census for the BRA's Jamaica Plain Planning District.. Topics: Housing -- Massachusetts Boston Jamaica Plain, Jamaica Plain (Boston, Mass.) -- Profile Census,... Source: bplgovdocs
...a summary of an urban renewal plan for Jamaica Plain that covers the area between Franklin Park, the Arboretum, the Jamaicaway and Heath Street; the plan proposes improvements in residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, community facilities, and transportation; includes a statistical summary of the area and projected costs; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Community development -- Massachusetts Boston Jamaica Plain Plans, General Neighborhood Renewal... Source: bplgovdocs
...report prepared for the Public Facilities Dept. contains neighborhood analysis, public open space inventory, park standards and recommendations in developing the existing facilities; appendices include a Jamaica Plain - Mission Hill public open space inventory, Old Agassiz School site analysis, possible park sites and population data; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Old Agazziz School, Boston (Mass.), Open spaces -- Massachusetts Boston Jamaica Plain, Open spaces... Source: bplgovdocs
...list of "community organizations" in Jamaica Plain arranged by categories such as churches and pastors, realtors, professional groups and officers, public housing developments, ward chairmen, news media, elected officials, public schools, private schools, industrial firms, community leaders, institutions and health and welfare agencies; also includes a listing of businesses by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) number; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Business -- Directories Massachusetts Boston Jamaica Plain, Churches and Synagogues --... Source: bplgovdocs
...history and characteristics of the area; a summary of past major public and private investment programs; outlines planning and development issues and various community participation opportunities, etc.; copies of these were in the BRA collection as were the following drafts with the following titles: "Neighborhood Profile, Jamaica Plain - Mission Hill" (Preliminary 1974), "Jamaica Plain, Background Information, Planning Issues and Preliminary Neighborhood Improvement... Topics: Community development, Housing, Urban renewal
...an urban renewal plan for Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood; includes: text boundary description, profile of the area, land use (with area measurement in acres), summary of building conditions, plans for community facilities (schools with year built, parks and recreation facilities, playgrounds, municipal buildings, streets, public transportation, utilities, etc.); also includes requirements for rehabilitation, estimates of federal grant requirements, relocation requirements and resources... Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Area measurement -- Massachusetts Boston Jamaica Plain, Building... Source: bplgovdocs
byBoston Redevelopment Authority; Larry Smith & Company
...a draft profile of the Jamaica Plain GNRP area lying in the west-central section of Boston; reviews residential redevelopment opportunities, building permits issued (by year 1945-1962), housing data, commercial development opportunities, industrial land demand and a summary of findings and recommendations.. Topics: Building permits -- Massachusetts Boston Jamaica Plain, Socioeconomic Conditions -- Massachusetts... Source: bplgovdocs
...a list of school playgrounds, community schools, urban wilds, urban gardens, cemeteries and other open spaces in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood; gives the following information for each: size in acres, zoning, ownership, and location; also gives number of acres for the following: public open spaces, private open spaces, Parks Dept. parks and squares, parks squares and Arnold Arboretum, parks squares Arnold Arboretum Franklin Park and Zoo, and Emerald Necklace in Jamaica Plain including... Topics: Arnold Arboretum, Area measurement, Cemeteries, Community gardens, Community schools, Open spaces,...
...analysis of Jamaica Plain real estate market; provides GNPP characteristics including employment, population, building conditions, factors of blight, proposals, as well as real estate analysis, banking trends and methodological statement; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Market surveys -- Massachusetts Boston Jamaica Plain Real Estate, Real property -- Massachusetts... Source: bplgovdocs
byBoston Landmarks Commission (Boston, Mass.); Boston Redevelopment Authority
...a submission to the MA Historical Commission consisting of an architectural and historical study of Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood; includes a topographical history of the area, review of architectural styles, description of sub-areas, methodology used and specific recommendations for the National Register and Boston City Landmarks designations with dates of construction and architect (if known); copies of this item were in the BRA collection.. Topics: Architects, Architecture, Dates of Construction, Historic buildings, Historic preservation,...
...listing by area and then street; reports number of sales, total dollar amount, number of D.U.'s and total mortgage dollars for the period 1953-1955 and 1962-1965; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Mortgages -- Massachusetts Jamaica Plain (Boston), Real property -- Massachusetts Jamaica Plain... Source: bplgovdocs
...introduces the IPOD process, policy options, zoning procedures and committee members; discusses tools, techniques and procedures; included is a Jamaica Plain profile (zoning, historic preservation, open space study); also discusses issues and opportunities, goals, objectives and recommendations for the design allowing comprehensive planning and rezoning a neighborhood; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Committee Development -- Massachusetts Boston Jamaica Plain Planning, Growth Policy --... Source: bplgovdocs
...a report prepared at the request of the Boston Public Facilities Dept. for the purpose of examining publicopen space in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood and the Mission Hill area of Boston's Roxbury neighborhood in order to detail specific needs, recommend improvements and propose new facilities for these areas; includes 1960 and 1970 population data for and a description of Mission Hill, Hyde Square, Central Jamaica Plain, Jamaica Pond, Moss Hill, and Forest Hills; also inlcudes park... Topics: Open spaces, Open spaces, Outdoor recreation, Outdoor recreation, Parks, Parks, Playgrounds,...
...contains a brief history of this Boston neighborhood along with descriptions of its sub-areas (Egleston Square / Stoneybrook, Hyde Square, Jamaica Central / Jamaica South, Jamaica Hills / Jamaica Pond, and Woodbourne); issued discussed include residential instability, commercial center decline, transportation problems, and institutional and industrial expansion; also includes sections on past public and private investment, 1975 public investment program and future incestment needs; copies... Topics: Capital investments, Community development, Housing, Institutional Expansion, Transportation, Urban...
...compiled as part of the Jamaica Plain Preservation Survey; lists material available in the central Boston Public Library and resources to be found in Jamaica Plain; where appropriate indicates resources at the Jamaica Plain branch and at the BRA library; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston Public Library, Bibliography -- Massachusetts Boston Jamaica Plain History, Boston (Mass.)... Source: bplgovdocs
...intended as a guide for community citizen participation discussion during the planning process leading to the drafting and approval of a zoning IPOD (Interim Planning Overlay District) amendment; includes a brief history of Jamaica Plain and a socioeconomic and housing profile; issues addressed include housing (affordable, condominium development, vacancy/abandonment, accessory apartments, congregate living/lodging houses/college dormitories), commercial and light industrial areas,... Topics: Housing, Political participation, Community development, Condominiums, Congregate housing, Growth... Source: bplgovdocs
...a miscellaneous collection of material relating to urban renewal in Jamaica Plain; includes acquisition costs for parcels, intended reuse, proposed schools, parks, playgrounds, population and other socio-economic data, list of large property owners (with address, lot area, assessed value, etc.), a feasibility study, redevelopment capabilities, plan objectives and summary reports on community relations, non-residential development, school and other public building proposals, and a housing... Topics: Community development -- Massachusetts Boston Jamaica Plain, Urban renewal -- Massachusetts Jamaica... Source: bplgovdocs